Hello! Visited the SEA Aquarium recently :)
I know it’s been open for some time now but many of my friends haven’t been there cause it’s quite expensive and extremely crowded. So anyhoooo, read my review below and decide if you wanna visit!
* Photos from my phone, will load up the ones from the dslr when I am free!
So…. before going, I read reviews on other blogs. Most of them complained about the long wait – 1) queuing to buy the tickets and 2) queuing to get into the aquarium.
I bought the tickets online ($38 each) AND express passes ($10 each). No need to queue to get tickets or to get into the aquarium! $10 well spent, so please get it if you’re an impatient person like me alright!
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1. SHIPWRECK HABITAT
Supposedly in the typhoon theatre, our ship was caught in a storm. We eventually crashed onto some rocks and the ship sunk to the bottom of the sea. The seats we were sitting on actually descended to the bottom of the seabed. And so, that brings us to the entrance of the SEA Aquarium!
When we first entered, there’s this really huge viewing aquarium with an actual shipwreck. It’s like super pretty with all the fishes swimming in it… it kinda reminds me of the starting scene in Titanic.
Okay, you HAVE TO watch this cute baby stonefish swimming!
(It’s only about the size of my thumb!)
2. DISCOVERY TOUCH POOL
We saw this really long queue and heard people shrieking in excitement. Of course I had to go see what it was about!
Turns out it’s a pool where we can dip our hands in to touch sea urchins, starfishes and baby sharks! The starfishes felt really rough, and the baby sharks swam too quickly for me to catch them (okay I was scared)
3. OCEAN JOURNEY
This is definitely one of my favourite sections in the entire aquarium cause it’s where we see dolphins and sea jellies!
The dolphins viewing gallery was quite big but the dolphins kept playing with their trainers so we waited for a really long time before they swam down to entertain us. Awwwwwww I want to be a dolphin too :'(
And then it’s time for the sea jellies! Super duper pretty, I was like hyperventilating major time!
4. OPEN OCEAN & 5. OCEAN DOME
There’s really nothing much here except for viewing all the fishes in a gigantic room. By the way, the Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is located here. Had a look at the menu and I think a meal would cost around $100-$150 per pax.
6. MORAY EEL
Not my favourite part cause I think eels are really mysterious and like to hide in holes. Had to wait before one or two slipped out for a quick swim.
7. SHARKS SEA
Lastly, the terrors of the sea before we end our trip!
The shark bay was very brightly lit, thus the atmosphere was a little different from the other parts of the aquarium which was pretty dark. There are quite a lot of varieties, like the hammerhead, the great white etc. They swim really fast so not much photos of them captured :(
And that was it! Can’t believe we spent close to 5 hours in the SEA Aquarium. I think we wasted a lot of time trying to get to the front of each exhibit so as to get a closer look.
There were SO MANY PEOPLE EVERYWHERE so I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re claustrophobic. Otherwise, if you’re a child at heart and love fishes then please go visit! :)